LOCATION: Housesitting outside of Weaverville, near Asheville, North Carolina
WEATHER:Drab, raining, and cold (30s)
In the morning, we watched the boldly red cardinals waiting their turn for breakfast while perched on barren tree limbs. Their color really shows up with the contrast.
We went in to Weaverville to use the friendly services of the small, cozy public library. We are dealing with George’s hospital bills from Quebec, and needed to print some docments.
After a successful library visit, we checked out one of Weaverville’s tiny breweries.. Only open on Fridays and Saturdays, it is tiny but popular, probably because they make excellent beer. The owner/beer pourer told us to just keep track of what we drank and to pay up at the end.. Nice honor system!
After a little beer tasting, we walked across the street to Maggie B’s, a delightful wine shop/wine bistro/deli to taste some of their jalapeno pimiento cheese spread, a specialty, and to do a little wine tasting. Small world – the owner is the wife of our daughter’s boss! It was packed with locals, all seemingly good friends. While we were there, it started snowing lightly.
DINNER: Using the last of the rotiserrie chicken leftovers, I made a tomato-based pasta dish. At the end of the cooking, I added some fresh green beans, for crunch and for some vitamins!